It has been several weeks since I posted a Get Fit Tip for Monday, so this week I thought I'd share my personal testimony as it attains to fitness! I'm going to put my deep dark secrets out there! :) (and slightly embarassing pictures, like the one above)!
When I was a child, I was very active, but I was always aware that I was a little chunkier than all my stick friends! I played outside all summer long and swam all school year long. During middle school, I started to put a little conscious thought into exercising, but never got serious about it. After all, I was still just a kid! I played basketball and volleyball and was in decent shape.
High school was when I did get serious about becoming fit. Unfortunately, I went about it in a very unhealthy manner for a couple of years. During my sophomore year, I started exercising rigorously (in addition to daily volleyball practice) and strictly limiting my calories. I would actually write down everything I ate to keep track of my calories. I remember restricting myself to 1,200 calories which was way less than I needed, especially with all of the exercising I was doing. A healthy weight for my height is about 130-140 lbs, and I was down to 110 lbs at my lowest! I probably maintained that low weight for a few months before I snapped out of it. All I can say is that it was the grace of God that I realized how unhealthy I had become!